Cary, NC – The rezoning and redevelopment of Cary Towne Center comes before Town Council at the end of 2019. This week, the Planning and Zoning Board met to look over the proposal, as well as new conditions and the architectural design guidebook. Read more
Cary, NC – In a study of mid-sized municipalities, Cary has come in seventh of all these towns and cities nationwide. However, while Cary still made the top 10, it dropped several places from its 2018 ranking. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was busy and included an event to start the holiday season.
Monday – Podcast Interview
Monday I met with the town manager for our weekly one-on-one. We spent most of our time talking about the upcoming quarterly meeting. We also spent time talking about future parks.
Monday evening I recorded a podcast with the “Guys who do stuff” group. We had a great interview about how I became involved in government and the challenges we faced and are expecting to face. You can hear the entire interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQv1cTbovZo.
Cary, NC – United States Representative David Price (D-NC 4) spoke at Morrisville’s recent town hall, taking questions on healthcare expenses and topics related to affordable housing and transportation, all while the current presidential impeachment proceedings loomed in the discussion. Read more
Morrisville, NC – The 2019 Morrisville municipal election saw two changes to its Town Council, as a vacant seat was filled and a new candidate defeated a two-term incumbent to take the seat. Read more
Cary, NC – On Sunday, November 3, 2019, the Cary Regional Library had its ribbon-cutting ceremony, officially opening the new library up to the community. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was mostly ceremonial since several meetings were cancelled.
Monday – School Robotics
Monday I met with the First Lego League Robotics team about issues related to the environment. They created a plan and a model for Carpenter Park to include items like solar power, rain barrels for water, and trees to shade for play structures. It is so very encouraging to have youth at this age focusing on ideas that will make their community better. This type of engagement is what makes our community great. Thanks to the youth for visiting and sharing their ideas. They plan to meet with our Parks Director next.
Cary, NC – At the Cary Chamber of Commerce’s annual economic update on Wednesday, October 30, Economist Ted Abernathy stated thatCary’s economy is still progressing well despite news that jobs that drive an economy are fading in Wake County and around the state. Read more
Cary, NC – Cary is set to see several major projects in the coming years, as a recent Town of Cary work session detailed the Academy Park Cary site to wrap Cary Regional Library and the Northwoods Associates project adjacent to First Baptist Church. Read more
Cary, NC – This was the first week back after arthroscopic surgery and it was a busy one. Regarding the surgery, it went well and I am now in rehab mode.
Monday – Wake Mayors Meeting
Monday I attempted to contact council members about questions or concerns they may have had on the agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled agenda. Most of the comments were on the Davis Drive public hearing where council members expressed concern over lack of specificity. Later in the day I met with key staff members and the Mayor Pro-Tem to go over the agenda. At that time, we believed the meeting would be straight forward without many public comments. Read more